• nj Responsive Classroom

    Responsive Classroom is Mendham Borough"s philosophy for addressing the social curriculum. Some key teaching strategies involved in the Responsive Classroom approach are:

    Morning Meeting: A daily routine that builds community, creates a positive climate for learning, and reinforces academic and social skills.

    Rules and Logical Consequences: A clear and consistent approach to discipline that fosters responsibility and self-control.

    Guided Discovery: A format for introducing materials that encourages inquiry, heightens interest, and teaches care of the school environment.

    Academic Choice: An approach to giving children choices in their learning that helps them become invested, self-motivated learners.

    Classroom Organization: Strategies for arranging materials, furniture, and displays to encourage independence, promote caring, and maximize learning.

    Family Communication Strategies: Ideas for involving families as true partners in their children"s education.

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